GraceConnect eNews, No. 141 Week of February 29, 2016

Communication-Conversation-Conservation

The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Love One Another

This six minute video tells the story of how members of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Frederick, Md. (R Dallas Greene, senior pastor), rallied around fellow church member Nichole Gibson, when her husband died in 2014. This story brings to life Jesus' command in John 13:35 that "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

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"I think I had always had this expectation that once I came up out of the water, something miraculous will happen inside of me and after that very moment, I would never be the same. The truth is, there isn’t anything in the water. The baptism won’t save you. God’s grace will. The moment you meet Jesus is the moment you change forever. Baptism is a proclamation of that moment."

The recent blog post by Jaycie Hooley of 
Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Bob Fetterhoff, senior pastor), explores reasons why Christians get baptized through her own testimony of baptism. Click here to read the rest of the post. 

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"Our passions are our engines. Fueled by our beliefs, they keep us going in life. In this week’s message, we will be asking what it is like to live a life driven not by idle opinions but by a passion for the true and living God."

Click here to listen to the recent sermon by Matthew Raley, pastor at Chico Grace Brethren Church in Chico, Calif.

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Events in the FGBC 

March 14-16, 2016  South Focus Retreat (FGBC) 
March 14-15, 2016   CELS CE Leadership Summit, Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
April 8-9, 2016  WLS: Spiritual Formation, Winona Lake, Ind. (WGUSA)
April 21, 2016   Day Away: North of 55Hagerstown, Md. (CEN)
April 22, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, East Earl, Pa. (CEN)
May 20-21, 2016   WLS: Women and Scripture, Ashland, OH (WGUSA)  
June 13-17, 2016   Encounter SoCal (EWP)
June 19-25, 2016  The Great Canadian Adventure, Toronto, Canada (GBC)
June 22-28, 2016  Mission Trip to Haiti (WGUSA)
June 27-July, 2016  Encounter Atlanta (EWP)
July 4-10, 2016  StreetWise (formerly Crosswalk, Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
July 22-25, 2016  Margins Conference (FGBC) 
July 26-31, 2016  Momentum Youth Conference (CEN)
October 16, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, Dublin, Ohio
November 20, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, Duncansville, Pa. (CEN)
 
CEN – CE National
EWP – Encompass World Partners
FGBC – Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
GBC – Grace Brethren Canada
WGUSA – Women of Grace USA

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